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08 Feb 1881
He was the son of Aaron Mellor, a manufacturer, of 85a Forest Road West Nottingham. At the time of his death Percy was living at 7 All Saints Street.
Educated Nottingham High School. Attended Addison Street Congregational Church. Profession: chartered accountant.
02 Jul 1917
Second Lieutenant & Adjutant
3rd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Joined as a private soldier at the beginning of the war and commissioned 16 March 1915. The London Gazette of November 1915 lists him appointed a temporary lieutenant in the Sherwood Foresters. He was serving in Dublin during the rebellion when he contracted empyema. He relinquished his commission in January 1917 on the grounds of ill health and was granted the honorary rank of Lieutenant (London Gazette 10 January 1917). He died from natural causes, probably at the Banchory-Ternan Sanatorium, Aberdeenshire
.Probate granted Nottingham 10 October to Aaron Mellor, yarn agent: 'Mellor Percy William of 7 All Saints-street, Nottingham, lieutenant in HM Army died 2 July 1917 at Banchory North Britain. Effects £999.18s 6d.' Obituary published 4th July 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- MELLOR. – On the 2nd inst., [July 1917] at Nordrach Sanatorium, Banchory, Scotland, Percy William Mellor, late Lieutenant Sherwood Foresters, youngest son of Mr. Aaron Mellor, Nottingham, aged 36 years. Funeral General Cemetery, Nottingham, Friday next.” [6th July 1917 Article published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 7th July 1917 :- “ADJUTANT OF THE SHERWOODS. “Funeral in Nottingham of Captain P. W. Mellor. “The honours of a military funeral were yesterday, [6th July 1917] accorded to Adjutant Percy William Mellor (36), late of the Sherwood Foresters, and youngest son of Mr. Aaron Mellor, Nottingham, who died in a sanatorium following upon a breakdown in health. A gun carriage bore the coffin, enfolded in a Union Jack, to the General Cemetery, Nottingham, whilst a party of khaki-clad bearers also attended. “The deceased, who was in the Robin Hoods, and was appointed adjutant in March last, saw service in Dublin during the Irish trouble, but had not been out to the British front. “Captain J. A. H. Green attended on behalf of the 7th Sherwoods, whilst in addition to relatives and friends there were a large number of sympathetic onlookers around the grave, including Messrs. C. R. Woodward, W. R. Coupe, V. W. Trivett (representing Mr. E. Harlow, with whom deceased was articled and the staff). A. E. Perry, and the W. M. (Mr. F. H. Starling) and several members of the Newstead Lodge of Freemasons. “The Rev. A. Mann, Addison-street Church, officiated and there was a large number of beautiful floral tokens.” Above obituary and article are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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